Research

UWEX Impact Report

Improving Women’s Health and Fitness in Wisconsin: the StrongWomen Program

 

Benefits of Strength Training

Baker, The Efficacy of Home Based Progressive Strength Training in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

Castaneda, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Resistance Exercise Training to Improve Glycemic Control in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Nelson, Effects of High Intensity Strength Training on Multiple Risk Factors for Osteoporotic Fractures

Nelson, Targeted Exercise for Promoting Bone Health in Women

Nelson, The Effects of Multidimensional Home Based Exercise on Functional Performance in Elderly People

Seguin, The Benefits of Strength Training for Older Adults

 

Social Component

A special issue on the role of social networks in adult health & aging: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/05/social-networks.aspx

Santini ZI, Fiori KL, Feeney J, Tyrovolas S, Haro JM, Koyanagi A. Social relationships, loneliness, and mental health among older men and women in Ireland: A prospective community-based study. Journal of affective disorders. 2016;204:59-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.06.032

Gardner PJ. Natural neighborhood networks — Important social networks in the lives of older adults aging in place. Journal of Aging Studies. 2011; 25(3): 263-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2011.03.007

 

Volunteers

Washburn, Motivations of Volunteer Leaders in an Extension Exercise Program